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The Best Easter Desserts

I want you to look closely at the eggs in the photo above. Cute, aren’t they? And can you believe they are TRUFFLES?! I might have a hard time eating these delightful confections but I’m sure I could FORCE myself after spending some time admiring them. And this isn’t the only fabulous Easter dessert created […]

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Easy Peasy Easter Brunch

Make Easter entertaining simple this year with this fabulous brunch!  

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An Effortless & Elegant Easter Buffet

  My mother & grandmother always set up buffets for family entertaining. This allowed everyone to visit with one another without having to sit down to a formal meal. A ¬†buffet also allows family members to come & go as needed. Sometimes people need to come early & leave early while others may arrive later. […]

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Springtime Flower-Arranging Party

This is a wonderful way to gather your friends this Spring. How simple to cut flowers, share containers & inspire one another to create beautiful arrangements for home or gifts. Perfect for Easter or Mother’s Day! From BHG Arranging

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35 Cheerful Crafts for Easter

Bring Spring into your home this season with these bright & cheerful craft ideas from Good Housekeeping! 35 Cheerful Crafts for Easter

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25 DIY Valentine’s Day Crafts Everyone Will Love

At Valentine’s Day, television is filled with commercials for expensive gifts. I have much simpler tastes. I enjoy a bit of chocolate & last year, the loving Mr. D gave me a pound of my favorite coffee beans & a vintage cocktail shaker. I tend to make his favorite dinner & I bake cookies & […]

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Everything is Service!

I was recently watching a John Wayne movie. We can discuss this another time! Back to the movie! At one point, John Wayne is talking to a young man, asking why he doesn’t ask Wayne’s daughter out. The other man feels unworthy since he works for her father. Wayne quickly points out that everyone works […]

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Sweet Treats for a Gluten-Free Valentine

Gluten-free doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy sweet treats this Valentine’s Day. Good Housekeeping has created a group of decadent recipes and all of them are GLUTEN-FREE! Now that’s a reason to celebrate! (Oh, and you don’t have to wait until mid-February to enjoy!) So, Enjoy! Gluten-free Desserts

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Christmas Countdown C -1

Avoid Holiday Let-down Shaunna Privratsky The last of the cookies are eaten, the decorations are sagging, and it is time to face the New Year. Whether your holidays were joyous, mediocre, or less than merry, most of us experience a letdown once the carols stop. Instead of singing the winter blues, try these easy steps […]

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Classic Christmas Podcast: The Simple Joy of the Week before Christmas Part 4

Christmas is quickly approaching! This is not the time to panic. It’s time to check all your lists again, finish up any last minute tasks & prepare to enjoy the season with friends & family. the week before Christmas should be spent relaxing at home, enjoying the company of friends & sharing simple traditions with […]

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